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Man hurt in truck crash

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Gazette Staff
September 17, 2008
— A McFarland man is in fair condition at University Hospital, Madison, after his truck was pinned under a milk truck tanker on Highway 14 north of Evansville this morning.

First responders found Lester W. Paulson, 63, sitting in the ditch on the west side of the highway near the accident scene at 5:01 a.m., according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. He had been pinned in his truck, which started on fire when it collided with the tanker.


Daniel M. Nipple, 51, of Brooklyn was driving south on Highway 14 when he came to the accident scene. Nipple and an unidentified motorist broke a window in the pickup and pulled Paulson out, according to the release.


Randy Ulrich, 40, of Fort Atkinson, was getting ready to back into a driveway on Highway 14 when Paulson, who was driving south, collided with the milk tanker. The sheriff’s office cites vehicle positioning and low light conditions as reasons for the accident.


Ulrich was not injured.


The sheriff’s office, Evansville Police Department and Brooklyn Fire and EMS responded to the accident.



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